First Traditional Bow Kill

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First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby adaye » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:09 pm

I posted a brief thread about this in the bowhunting section but thought I would post it here in the traditional archery forum as well.

Opening day was a little warmer then it had been here in Maryland and I almost decided against going in the woods when I got home from work. After 30 minutes of kicking it around I decided to head back behind the house and set up in my ground blind. It wasn't a very long wait, due to the fact I didn't get into the blind until 6pm, before I had some deer moving in my direction. Six in total, a fawn, three does a spike and small eight pt. My plan was to take one of the does but I told myself not to be picky, any deer with traditional equipment will make memories that will last a lifetime.

After a few minutes of milling around I could not get a good shot that I was comfortable with on any of the does and the deer were begining to leave. All the deer except one headed away. The only deer to move off quartering past my blind was the small eight point. At this point I was just waiting for the wright moment and believe my when I say I was shaking like a leaf. I litteraly was feeling as if this was the first deer I had every pulled a string back on before but after 20 plus years of bowhunting with a compound I'm no new comer to being in front of a deer with the bow. This was different because this was my first with the recurve.

Long story short I took a deep breath, pic a spot, drew, anchored and let the shot go. My arrow was a bit high striking the deer in the spine. I quickly followed it up with a shot to the vitals and my first every whitetail, actually my first every anything with traditional equipment was on the ground. I didn't think this was going to happen so early in the season let alone opening day but I couldn't be happier.

Man this traditiional thing is addicting. Can't wait to get back in the woods with my recurve.
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Postby BowtechBoy » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:25 am

Nice Buck, Congrats on getting him with the stick and string...
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Postby sqwrly » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:47 pm

CONGRATS!
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Postby pw email » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:07 pm

That's one great hunt. Are you a hero in your younger years. Nice work!
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Re: First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby SD SHEETZ » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:03 am

Nothing wrong with that deer.
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Re: First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:21 am

I agree. Well done sir.
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Re: First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby Ladybowhunter » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:26 am

Awesome story!!!!
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Re: First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby savvyninja » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:30 pm

Sweet kill! I've been seeing a big return to traditional archery equipment. I wonder what's driving it?
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Re: First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby DylanT » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:22 pm

I love that feeling just before pulling the trigger.
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Re: First Traditional Bow Kill

Postby Decim8r » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:34 pm

savvyninja wrote:Sweet kill! I've been seeing a big return to traditional archery equipment. I wonder what's driving it?


Probably the fact that bows today are so similar and becoming almost automatic when shooting. I think people are wanting to get back to more of a challenge, but it is hard to say...
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